That Random Number

I have always wanted to do this, you know, pull a random piece just to throw you off-balance. It is like that random number the Deejay plays to thaw away a stale night and get the crowd going. Yes it is random, but I will shake and serve it rocked just the way you like.

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...to throw you off-balance

Clients love spontaneity. Clients love fresh ideas. Clients love initiative. More so, they love it when you’re excited about working on their project. They want to believe you are fun to work with. They want adventure. They want to believe you’re dependable; that what you offer is bankable. They want professionalism; the full treatment, no excuses fronted, no excuses taken. They lust after trust that culminates in lasting professional relations. They want to give you return business, so they will always fish for that WOW factor. They want to hire the best, and pay the best.

They want to feel warmth and well taken care of. They hire you, so they can spend their time on Twitter because they pay you not to creating more opportunities. They want you to write, and write exceptionally well because you’re their voice; it is your work to talk the money in. They value honesty, diligence, secrecy and such privileges.

They hate empty promises, and so does everyone else. They hate unanswered mails; effective communication is, above everything else, timely. You don’t want to be demanding, or a nag because that is as repulsive as a monkey in a negligee.  Well, they hate everything that they do not love.

When all you have is a few paragraphs to make your case, you want to hit the home run. You want to be clear and to the point. You want to reach out, convince and win. You want to be confident in your abilities. You want to prove your worth. You want to fit the suit; convince the client you, yourself, cut the clothe. You want to show mastery of trade. You want to be the only expert in your field. You want the client to want your service.

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OH, RESPECT the DEADLINES 🙂

Only then will you be hired. Good luck

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TOP 10 Blogging Tips For 2012

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The blogging game can be quite the hard nut to crack, especially if you’re wet behind the ears and still learning the ropes. Many hopeful bloggers will excitedly fire up their engines, roll down the driveway but stop dead in the main street. Inspiration comes easy but to a few, as there lives a multitude of would-be writers who find it quite the gargantuan task riding out the first five or so posts. But again, who said the ball would roll easy?

Nonetheless, how do you keep the flame burning? How do you make certain that your blogging adventure is a thrill and doesn’t peter out prematurely? Below, find ten tips to keep your blogging game up and ahead of the pack in 2012.

1. Your Opinion Counts

People love blogs since they are written by other people. It’s like the latest internet addiction, pegged high and probably next to social media. For some zany reason, people derive amusement from knowing how and what other people think. Find a creative way of letting the masses into your mind and they will love you.

2. Link and Link some more

If you have a great post to share, link it to other contextual resources all over the internet. Support your post with relevant links to other web pages. Caution: Do not overdo it!

3. Write LESS

Nobody enjoys reading through a dam of words. Hit the nail on the head and do it fast. As you must already know, your readers are a busy lot and time is quite the precious commodity. Do not stall with long opening pages; blast your wits into the reader as soon as they land.

4. 250-Words, period!

The best blog posts are the shortest ones. Avoid the long post, unless it is by a long way necessary. Besides, long posts are harder to put together and easier for your readers to forget.

5. Use snappy Headlines

See how editors have managed to get people buying newspapers on a daily basis? The trick lies in snappy and catchy headlines. Sum up your entire blog post in catchy headlines; they are the bee’s knees.

6. Bullets

Everybody loves bullet lists. Info presented in such lists is easy on the eye, palatable and always fresh.

7. Easy to Scan posts

Throw in a sub heading every few paragraphs. Use short sentences that are to the point.

8. Define your style and stick to it

It is common knowledge that people are repulsed by unpleasant surprises. Work on a unique style and stick to it. Your readers will love you more when they know what to expect.

9. Keywords and more keywords

Assuming your every post bears a theme, it is important to litter every post with relevant keywords. Think about what keywords your readers will use to search for the post and use them generously. All the same, ensure that your post reads naturally.

10. Finally, edit your posts

Before you hit Publish, proofread and edit your post to correct errors. Good writing lies in the editing.